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Subject: RE: My Son Ryan Shay
I never knew Ryan, and because I'm from Australia I only started to hear about him being a hope of making the US Olympic team when I started visiting letsrun.
After I heard the news, for the rest of the day I was in tears. I guess that even though I didn't know much about him, we were both in the running community and that is why I felt so much grief.
As suggested in another thread, on Monday I dedicated my run to Ryan. I had been out all day, and when I got home, going for a run was the last thing I felt like doing. But then I remembered today I was going to run for Ryan, and all of a sudden I had boundless motivation to get out the door. I think that dedicating it to him helped me come to terms a little with what happened.
Its such a tragedy for this to happen to such a young man with his whole life ahead of him. Reading through this thread just highlights what an amazing guy he was, both as runner and a human being.
To his family, I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts, and I hope everyone's love and support can help comfort you in this difficult time.
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